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Old 09-06-2012, 07:16 PM
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How can I avoid intercooler hose blow off again?

A few weeks back I let some family use my truck to pull their 35' camper to a campsite. On the way back, my truck blew off the LOWER intercooler hose and stranded them beside the interstate on a pretty steep grade. While trying to get the lower back on, my uncle ended up removing the upper hose in order to get the lower back on. This had never happened to me, so I started asking around and reading about it, seems it's a pretty common issue. Everyone is telling me once it has blown off it is most likely going to continue to do so when towing until I replace the spring loaded clamps, and some are saying the hoses as well.

My issue is, I may be pulling a car hauler with an H3 Hummer on Monday about 250 miles, and I really want to avoid getting stranded beside the interstate trying fix this thing 10 times on the way home. What are everyone's experiences, and what all should I replace (if anything) before the trip? Do I needed to replace both hoses and the clamps to feel confident?

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Old 09-06-2012, 07:31 PM
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How old are the hoses? They maybe weak from the oil soaking into them from the CCV. If they are original with a lot of miles on them, then replace them and the clamps with new.

If they aren't that old, you can clean them with a degreaser along with the piping, spray the inside with hairspray, slide them on and clamp.
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As far as I know this is the factory hoses, truck has about 89k miles on it now. Maybe I should just go ahead and replace then. Is everyone just using the OEM replacement hoses and clamps? I'm sure that's all I'll be able to get my hands on in time anyway, but is there any aftermarket ones that are less likely to blow off?
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mine has done this only twice at 95k it happened the same way twice i pulled off the interstate while towing a load to refuel and did not let the truck cool down as i normally do and turned the truck off. i refueled and entered the highway after the turbo cycled the vgt to full boost it then sticks wide open and blows off the hose repeatedly until allow it to completely cool down at which time it will work perfect like it never happened be interesting to see of they refueled shortly before this happened and didnt let it idle to cool the turbo.
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From my past reading it looks like most people replace with Dieselsite or Riff Raff couplings.
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Ford upgraded the OEM hoses. RiffRaff sells better quality hoses for a good price.
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Stay away from dieselsite boots...go with Riffraff or OEM.

This will more than likely continue to happen until you do a CCV reroute and get the oil out of the intake system.
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Do NOT use desiel site boots. Also look into the ccv mod. I have had 0 issues with mine since I did it.

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Old 09-07-2012, 03:37 PM
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Hmm. Why not go with the diesel site boots and aluminum vs. plastic intake pipe?
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Do NOT use desiel site boots.

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Read post #74.
Got "Diesel Site Boots"?
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